SUSTAINABILITY – LIVABILITY – AFFORDABILITY

accessible driveway and pathway entrance

accessible driveway and pathway entrance

Sustainability, livability and affordability means different things to different people but for the i4 Development team it’s something they strive for every day. Their recent project homes at 39 and 41 Wanda Road Upper Mount Gravatt are great examples of the consideration and application of factors that impact on or influence the well-being of the community and the people who will turn newly constructed houses into their dream homes.

“We just do things differently – we offer much more than the standard build. We provide affordable luxury. Values and purpose are the drivers when it comes to determining where our money is spent………and most importantly we want people who share similar philosophies to buy the homes we build.

accessible bathroom adjoins queen sized bedroom

The homes are currently on the market by negotiation with Grant Boman, Ray White – Mount Gravatt M: 0413381434

In selecting Wanda Road as i4 Development’s next project, focus was directed to a place where people would want to live now and in the future:

  • Safety (area with low crime, caring neighbours)
  • Quality of life (proximately to education, health, sports, recreation, shops)
  • Social participation and connection (community facilities, meeting places, events/movie cinemas and other entertainment venues)
  • Access to services (public transport, cycling and walking infrastructure, hospital, police, ambulance, fire and rescue and other government services)
  • Open spaces (parks, trees, nature reserves)
  • Progressive area (Mount Gravatt Corridor, Garden City Upgrade)
spacious open plan living area

spacious open plan living area

The design brief asked for the houses to cater for dual living, multi-generational and extended families who would benefit from a range of flexible lifestyle spaces and zonal living arrangements across two levels. Priority consideration was ease of access, capacity to move around freely, openness and spaciousness, seamless inside and outside living, accessible bathroom, generous sized bedrooms and multiple living areas.

Sustainability and livability are carefully considered – although they’re now so ingrained in our work that Maree OShea finds it hard to think of them separately. “When I refer to sustainability, it’s not just the physical aspects of the building but also the personal and social ones. We make homes livable for everyone regardless of age, family needs or changes a person may experience during their lifetime.” She explains. “We’re all put on this earth to interact and connect with people, and the more we embrace that concept, the better for the individual, family and community”.

On the building side it’s quality products with good warranty and easy to maintain fixtures and finishes, treated timber frames, grey glazed windows, floor to ceiling tiles, terminate reticulation system, wall and ceiling insulation, gas hot water, energy efficient appliances, LED lighting, just to name a few.

custom design kitchen with lower bench, induction cooking, soft close doors and drawers

custom design kitchen with lower bench, induction cooking, soft close doors and drawersto ceiling tiles, termite reticulation system, wall and ceiling insulation, gas hot water, energy efficient appliances, LED lighting, just to name a few.

Key livable features include:

  • Exposed aggregate concrete driveway and pathway lead to extra wide garage and front door entrances
  • spacious, ground level open plan living area with wide doorways and full length windows
  • custom design kitchen with lower workbench, induction cooking, soft closing drawers, useable pantry. Complimented with overhead lighting and exhaust fans
  • outdoor kitchen seamlessly extends the living space and provides for alfresco dining and entertaining
  • queen size bedroom with open walk-in robe and adjoining fully accessible bathroom on the entrance level
  • what was once an elevated block is now a level piece of land with landscaped, fully fenced, secured yard with concrete paths on all sides.
Lower level universal room

Lower level universal room

Let’s now review 41 Wanda Road against the 16 livable housing design elements and other useful information – refer to

Livable housing post

level landscaped secured yard with concrete paths

level landscaped secured yard with concrete paths